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Cleaning up: New model remedies for contaminated historic orchard lands
Our year-long efforts with stakeholders resulted in the draft Model Remedies for Cleanup of Former Orchard Properties.
New maps identify potential contamination on former orchard lands
Ecology created new maps from old aerial images that help identify where potentially-contaminated former orchard lands are located.
Legacy Pesticide Group Final Report
The Legacy Pesticide Working Group concluded its work and provided recommendations to Ecology about how to address lead and arsenic contamination on former orchard lands.
Legacy Pesticides Working Group update
Learn about the progress of the Legacy Pesticide Working Group, which is helping Ecology create a plan to address legacy contamination on former orchard lands in Central Washington.
Cleaning Kendall Yards
A bygone legacy of steam engines. From an abandoned, contaminated site to shops and housing: the cleanup story of the West Spokane Railyard.
Legacy Pesticides Working Group update
The Legacy Pesticide Working Group is still working to find solutions to lead and arsenic contamination on former orchard lands. Find out the latest.
Keeping the Legacy Pesticide Working Group moving forward
The Legacy Pesticide Working Group is addressing lead and arsenic contamination on historic orchard lands in Central WA. We have transitioned to a small-group format with virtual meetings for now.
Learn what’s coming up for the Legacy Pesticides Working Group
We convened the Legacy Pesticides Working Group to help us identify potential approaches to address lead and arsenic contamination of former orchard lands. Learn what the group will be working on.
Legacies of lead & arsenic (part 3)
Lead and arsenic still remain in the soils of former orchard lands, and exposure can create health risks. Learn how to keep you and your family safe.
Tacoma Smelter Plume
In 2020, we plan on replacing soil in 58 yards in the Yard Program service area. In January we started on a group of six yards and three childcares.

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